Anderson with St. Paul of the Western Association
June 18, 1866|
|Died: November 5, 1941
|August 1, 1889, for the Indianapolis Hoosiers|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 6, 1896, for the Washington Senators|
|Earned run average||6.16|
Early minor league years
Anderson played professionally at least as early as 1887 for the minor league Milwaukee Brewers. He split the 1888 season between the Minneapolis Millers and St. Paul Apostles of the Western Association.
At the age of 23 years Anderson broke into the major leagues with the Indianapolis Hoosiers. In just one season, 1889, Anderson pitched just two games going 0-1 with three strikeouts with a 4.50 ERA in 12 innings pitched.
In 1890 Anderson played and managed the non-affiliated Burlington Hawkeyes. For the next three seasons there is nor record of Anderson playing for any major league or minor league team. He finally joined the Washington Senators where in his first year, 1894, Anderson went 0-2 with three strikeouts and a 7.07 ERA in 14 innings pitched.
The next season, 1895, Anderson was used considerably more. He was primarily a starting pitcher but did make a few relief appearances. In 29 games, 25 starts, Anderson went 9-16 with 35 strikeouts, 18 complete games and a 5.86 ERA in 204 2⁄3 innings pitched.
His final season with the Senators was in 1896. Anderson went 0-1 with a 13.00 ERA in only two games with nine innings pitched.